For how much we rely on fridges, they’re easy to take for granted—until they break. When your fridge needs repairs, you’ll no doubt notice how critical it is to your home and your grocery budget. Fortunately, refrigerator repair is easy with Mr. Appliance® on your side.
Why Did My Fridge Stop Working? Common Refrigerator Issues
A fridge can stop working for a variety of reasons, but some occur more frequently than others. Here are five of the most common issues that affect refrigerator performance:
- Blocked vents – Overfilling your fridge can cause problems that you may not expect. Aside from making it hard to find the shredded cheese, overfilling can also block the vents inside. While this is usually solved by lightly clearing the fridge, a vent that is blocked by gunk, dirt, or other foreign matter may require replacement or professional cleaning.
- Condenser fan motor issues – Your condenser fan motor pulls in air to cool the condenser coils. If the fan fails to work, the condenser coils can become too hot and fail to cool down your fridge interior.
- Dirty condenser coils – Condenser coils are located either under the refrigerator behind the base grille or on the back or top of the refrigerator. These coils can get dirty and dusty, which can harm the performance of your fridge. Fortunately, a little cleaning will usually solve this issue.
- Poor gasket seals – Over time, your gasket (the rubber seal at the edge of your fridge door) can dry out and lose flexibility. This can lead to cold air escaping the fridge, ultimately harming refrigerator performance and increasing your electric bill. Gaskets can be replaced to ensure a proper seal.
- Control panel circuit board issues – Your circuit boards control the temperature and power flow in your fridge. If they break, it will affect your fridge’s ability to maintain proper cooling.
Types of Refrigerators We Repair
Our professionals are well-versed in refrigerator maintenance and handling repairs on a comprehensive range of refrigerators. We will make sure your home refrigerator operates smoothly again as soon as possible.
Our Professionals Work on a Variety of Refrigerators, Including
- Top freezer refrigerators
- Bottom freezer refrigerators
- French door refrigerators
- Side-by-side refrigerators
- Compact refrigerators
- Freezerless refrigerators
- Counter-depth or built-in refrigerators
Refrigerator Brands We Commonly Service Include the Following
- And more!
No matter what type of refrigerator you have, our team will get to work right away to address any problems your appliance has. We can also quickly replace a damaged part, perform general refrigerator maintenance, and everything in between. Call to schedule service today.
Refrigerator Parts We Commonly Replace
- Water filters
- Replacement bulbs
- Ice maker components
- Defrost heaters
- Cold controls
- Door switches and seals
- Condensers and compressors
- Evaporators and fans
- Drawers, bins, and shelving
Refrigerator Repair vs. Replacement
Refrigerator repair is difficult. If you have attempted to perform a refrigerator repair yourself, but it's too challenging, or you need help determining the issue, contact the appliance experts at your local Mr. Appliance to perform the repair. If you have recently purchased your appliance, the required repairs may be minor, such as slight modifications or tune-ups. A newer fridge can be returned to optimal performance fairly quickly by one of our experienced professionals.
However, if your refrigerator is older and struggling from working hard over the years, replacement may be a more financially savvy solution than fridge repairs may be. Refrigerators usually last about 10 to 20 years, but only if they're well maintained throughout that time.
Fridge Repair FAQ
Is it worth it to repair a refrigerator?
Yes. Repairing a newer fridge can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. A replacement fridge is expensive, and repairing a broken element of a fridge tends to be much more affordable. However, if your fridge is more than 10 years old, it may be financially worth it to replace it instead. An experienced appliance professional can assess your current fridge and recommend the best option.
What is the lifespan of a good refrigerator?
Most fridges last around 10 to 20 years when properly maintained. A variety of factors can impact the lifespan of a fridge, such as usage intensity, proper care, cleaning, and more.
Call Mr. Appliance for Your Fridge Repairs and Service
When you call Mr. Appliance, we will diagnose your refrigerator's problem and determine whether it needs extensive repairs, a slight tune-up, or replacement. Once we’ve determined the issue with your fridge, we’ll make any necessary repairs to ensure it maintains a safe temperature to prevent foodborne illness. Call our refrigerator repair pros today or schedule an appointment online today!